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Karol

Karol

Alex LoRe And Weirdear

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917348323
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Catalog number: CR 73483
Releasedate: 06-09-19
-LoRe’s compositions are influenced by a variety of genres, ranging from European classical music to today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes.
-Karol is Alex LoRe’s first release on Challenge Records.
-His first two records, released on acclaimed saxophonist Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music, have been praised by The New York Times, Downbeat, and Jazzwise Magazine (UK), among others
Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “...making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. With a strong upbringing in classical music, Alex LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by a variety of genres, ranging from European classical music to today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. Originally from Tarpon Springs, Florida, LoRe regularly performs at New York City’s most revered jazz venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, The Jazz Gallery, and Jazz Standard. Internationally, he has performed throughout the Netherlands, Australia, Israel, and Canada.
 
Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “...making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Originally from Tarpon Springs, Florida, LoRe has been mentored by a “who’s who” of saxophonists, including Lee Konitz, Bunky Green, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, James Moody, and Steve Wilson to name a few. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “...will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “...a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are in`luenced by many genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most in`luential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes.

LoRe has been featured at venues such as New York City’s Alice Tully Hall and Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Jazz at Ravinia Festival held at the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists in Chicago, the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the Jacksonville and Clearwater Jazz Festivals in Florida, among others. In New York, he frequents prominent venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Jazz Gallery, and Jazz Standard both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. He is a member of saxophonist Lucas Pino’s “No Net Nonet”, which has held a monthly residency at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC for over 5 years. He is also the co-founder of “This, Now,” an 11-piece chamber ensemble that strives to further integrate the fabrics of through-composed music with the improvisatory nature of jazz.

Mr. LoRe has released two albums—“Dream House” (2014), and “More Figs and Blue Things” (2016)—on acclaimed saxophonist Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music. Both albums have been praised by The New York Times, Downbeat, and Jazz Wise Magazine (UK). He and his quartet are preparing to record their third album this coming fall of 2018.

LoRe holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston’s New England Conservatory and a master’s degree from New York’s Manhattan School of Music. He currently lives in Brooklyn.